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Bus 520 Assign 1 Running head: How Personal Can Ethics Get? How Personal Can Ethics Get? Leadership and Organizational Behavior How Personal Can Ethics Get? Discovering inappropriate behavior at work, forces an individual to make an ethical decision. Ethics are values and principles that help individuals distinguish right from wrong (Hellriegel & Slocum, 2011). There are many considerations before making a final decision. In this case we will address some of the items an individual needs to consider while making a decision by exploring the following questions: 1. How can personal differences and preferences impact organizational ethics? 2. How can organizational policies and procedures impact ethics? 3. What ethical dilemmas are Valerie facing? 4. What should Valerie do? Answering these questions will show it is not an easy decision and it begins with personal differences and preferences. How Can Personal Differences and Preferences Impact Organizational Ethics? An individual’s personal differences and preferences must first be understood before providing an impact on organizational ethics. Both moral intelligence and moral development influences personal differences. Since each individual experiences a unique upbringing, each individual’s differences can vary greatly (Hellriegel & Slocum, 2011). Moral intelligence consists of integrity, responsibility, compassion, and forgiveness (Hellriegel & Slocum, 2011). Pierce and Henry (2000), discuss how individuals look for guidance. Each activity you participate in provides experience that will form lasting impressions to draw upon when faced with an ethical decision. At a young age you look for guidance and reinforcement from family, friends, teachers and coaches to do the right thing. As an adult one seeks guidance and reinforcement from family, friends, and coworkers to continue to support what has been learned. How one is guided forms who you are. Were you picked on as a child? Did anyone stand up for you? When you got older did you stand up for others? Was keeping a promise important? What happened if the promise was broken? How easy is it to admit a mistake? Is it ok to lie or does it depend on how big the lie
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This note was uploaded on 01/26/2012 for the course BUSINESS BUS 520 taught by Professor Dr.mohamed during the Spring '11 term at Strayer.

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